Nigerians search dangerous forest for 100 abducted girls

Thursday, 17 April 2014 19:45
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Able-bodied men from the Nigerian town of Chibok have taken to the dangerous Sambisa Forest to search for more than 100 abducted girls and young women whom the military claimed to have freed from their Islamic extremist kidnappers, an education official said Thursday. Six more have managed to escape their captors on their own, bringing to 20 the number that are free, the education commissioner of Borno state, Musa Inuwo Kubo,…
Michelle Obama, Bow Wow team up to promote higher education
Thursday, 17 April 2014 18:31
April 17, 2014, 5:33 PM|The first lady joined rapper Bow Wow for a visit to Washington, D.C.'s Howard University.
Obama: GOP going through "stages of grief" on Obamacare
Thursday, 17 April 2014 17:30
April 17, 2014, 5:08 PM|President Obama jokes that Republicans still haven't quite come to terms with the reality that Obamacare is working as intended.
Obama: Democrats should "forcefully defend" Obamacare
Thursday, 17 April 2014 17:30
April 17, 2014, 5:12 PM|President Obama says Democrats have a lot to be proud of in the Affordable Care Act -- and they should start acting like it.
Transcript: Obama answers questions from the media
Thursday, 17 April 2014 17:30
Editor's note: This is a transcript of President Barack Obama's news conference Thursday in Washington. (CNN) -- President Barack Obama: Hello, everybody. Before I begin I just want to express on behalf of the American people our deepest condolences to the Republic of Korea, and the families of all those who've seen their loved one last when I ferry sank within the last couple of days. Obviously information is still coming in.
Judge in gay marriage case asks pointed questions
Thursday, 17 April 2014 17:30
DENVER (AP) — A judge in Colorado who will play a pivotal role deciding whether gays should be allowed to wed in the United States asked pointed questions Thursday about whether Oklahoma can legally ban the unions. U.S. Circuit Judge Jerome Holmes is seen as the swing vote on the three-judge panel that heard the Oklahoma appeal and a similar case from Utah last week. The two cases are the first to reach an appellate…
Wikipedia beats Google in helping researchers track flu season
Thursday, 17 April 2014 17:30
By monitoring the number of times people look for flu information on Wikipedia, researchers may be better able to estimate the severity of a flu season, according to a new study. Researchers created a new data-analysis system that looks at visits to Wikipedia articles, and found the system was able to estimate flu levels in the United States up to two weeks sooner than the flu data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…
Who gained, and what, at Ukraine talks
Thursday, 17 April 2014 17:30
MOSCOW (AP) — The talks in Geneva on Ukraine brought together four parties that had seemed extremely far apart on some issues, but within a few hours they produced a broad agreement that holds out substantial hope for a crisis that appeared on the verge of spinning out of control. In what U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry described, with seeming understatement, as "a good day's work," Ukraine, Russia, the U.S.
Obama: "Wrong" for some states to refuse to expand Medicaid
Thursday, 17 April 2014 16:30
April 17, 2014, 4:47 PM|President Obama slams states that have refused to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, saying they're denying health coverage to people for purely political reasons.
House Republicans "holding us back" on immigration reform, Obama says
Thursday, 17 April 2014 16:30
April 17, 2014, 4:52 PM|President Obama describes his recent conversation about immigration reform with House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va.